DANA HAIDAR ELIMINATED FROM WORLD TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP
May 14, 2015
Jordan Taekwondo Champion Dana Haidar has been eliminated from the World Taekwondo Championship in Russia after a 6-2 quarterfinals defeat at the hands of South Korean Champion Min-Ah Ha.
It was a strong tournament for Dana, as she picked up three convincing wins over Angola's Nelza Rais (12-2), Denmark's Sarah Maliki (15-7) and Egypt's Nour Abdel Salam (3-2), before bowing out in the quarterfinals.
Ahmad Abu Ghoush started off strong in the -67 kg category with a win over Romania's Robert Amzo, but stumbled in the second round, losing 9-3 to Russia's Alexey Denisenko.
In the female -67 kg weight class, Juliana Al Sadeq meets Czech Republic's Jerankova Evita today (Thursday), with the winner facing Taiwanese athlete Shia Shia Shwang in the second round.